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Cantilever Racking Systems

Easy access, clear organization and flexible design are benefits of cantilever racks. A cantilever racking system manages bulky, odd-shaped items, such as lumber and pipes, making them easier to reach.

To use this racking system to its best potential, many operations choose to work with a professional design and installation company such as ISS Material Handling. Not only does ISS Material Handling ensure cantilever racks are installed properly, but ISS Material Handling experts also work with teams to ensure the new system is being used correctly.

What is a cantilever racking system?

A cantilever racking system organizes large, lengthy items, such as lumber, pipes, drywall and steel. These racks have a base at the bottom of the unit and vertical columns (also referred to as uprights) at the rear of the unit. Horizontal and Diagonal bracing is used to connect the columns together to make a run. Cantilevered Arms are then attached to the uprights to create multiple storage levels. Because of this design, cantilever racks are easy for forklift loading and retrieval making this system ideal for heavy items. 

ISS Material Handling specializes in warehouse solutions including cantilever racking. To determine the best system for a warehouse, ISS Material Handling experts visit warehouses and examine workspaces before recommending the best solution for the operation. ISS Material Handling works with clients from design to install, making sure the solution fits the operation, product, space and team.


How do cantilever racks work?

Cantilever racks increase storage capacity and handling efficiencies by organizing unwieldy, hard-to-store items. This storage solution is designed with a base at the bottom of the unit and vertical columns at the rear of the unit. Cantilevered arms are attached to these vertical columns, which offer wide open access at the front of the racking, allowing operations to store any width material. The open-front design makes it easy to load and unload items, saving employees valuable time.

These racks are customizable. The arms are available in different sizes so the system can be tailored to the needs of the business. In addition, these units can be used in indoor or outdoor storage areas.


What are the advantages of a cantilever racking system

For businesses looking to store bulky items, cantilever racks are the best solution. Their compact design saves valuable floor space, allowing businesses to maximize their warehouse capabilities. 

These systems come in a variety of capacities, can be roll formed or structural, and are durable for both indoor and outdoor environments. They are highly modular and can be easily reconfigured. 

The design of these racks helps to lower handling time and cost. Cantilever racks don’t have a front column, so they are easier and faster to load and unload.


What are the uses for cantilever racks?

Cantilever racks are an ideal solution for housing bulky, odd-shaped items. The open-front design of these racks makes them easy to load and unload with a forklift.

A cantilever racking system is a great solution for storing:

    • Lumber
    • Plywood
    • Pipes
    • Drywall
    • Steel
    • Rolled items such as carpeting or rugs


To find out more about how cantilever racking and other solutions can become a part of an operation, contact the experts at ISS Materials Handling for a free consultation.

Installation Services

We have professional material handling equipment assembly and installation crews available to all of our customers. Our crews are ready to get your cantilever racking system up and running. We can work with you and your company, no matter your location and project size.

Contact ISS Material Handling for a Free Consultation 

Do you think a cantilever racking system could benefit your operations? Contact us and we can merge our experience and expertise to come up with a solution together. Tell us about your potential project and submit the form below or give us a call at 833-754-2164.